Viable substitute for Word Master Document "feature"

Subject: Viable substitute for Word Master Document "feature"
From: Horace Smith <hsmith -at- WT -dot- NET>
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 1997 11:07:42 -0500

Folks, this works for me - sometimes - and I don't think the Word version

0.5 If you have tables, be sure each has a tag such as Table Caption.
1. Save the first chapter, section, whatever, in a new file and name it
MASTER.DOC. If you going for double-side, be sure it has an even number of
2. At the very end, put a next-page section break.
3. With File, Insert, add the next chapter, and put a next-page section
break at its end.
4. Keep up the good work until you have everything in MASTER.DOC. Be sure
it ends with a next-page section break, then save the whole shebang.
5. Put your cursor on a new page after that last break, then Insert Tables,
Table of Contents.
6. If what you get is what you want (never mind exact formatting), then put
your cursor in it somewhere and press Ctrl and the numeral 6 together to
convert it from a field to text.
7. Cut the TOC and paste it into a new file.
8. Format, add headers, footer, etc. and print it.
9. Go back to MASTER.DOC, erase the TOC, and do a Table of Figures same
way. Change it to text, then cut and paste it wherever you want it.
10. Go back to MASTER.DOC, erase the TOF, select whatever you called your
Tables and do what you did for figures.
11. Sometimes you have to reinsert a chapter to make it work, but it
usually does. What you have done, of course, is what the Word Master
Document should have done in the first place, but doesn't.


Horace Smith

Horace Smith
Sr. Documentation Engineer
Syntron, Inc.
mailto:hsmith -at- wt -dot- net
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